The 2021 Pac-12 Conference women’s basketball tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The conference tournament begins March 3 and runs through March 7. Each game will be played in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Family members of the student-athletes are scheduled to be in attendance for the tournament.
Twelve teams made the tournament.
Stanford received the automatic bid
MARCH 3 – FIRST ROUND
MARCH 4 – QUARTERFINALS
(1) Stanford def. (8) USC, 92-53
(2) Arizona vs. (7) Washington State, 60-44
(3) UCLA def. (11) Washington, 58-46
(5) Oregon State def. (4) Oregon, 71-64
MARCH 5 – SEMIFINALS
(1) Stanford vs. (5) Oregon State, 79-45
(3) UCLA def. (2) Arizona, 58-49
MARCH 7 – FINALS
(1) Stanford def. (3) UCLA, 75-55
5 PLAYERS TO KNOW
Aari McDonald, Arizona: McDonald was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year. She led the conference with 19.4 points per game and reached the 2,000-point milestone for her career this season.
Kiana Williams, Stanford: Williams has been a big factor in Stanford’s success this season. She was named to the All-Pac-12 team and is averaging 14 points. She’s played in each of the Cardinal’s 24 games this season.
Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA: Onyenwere finished in the top three in scoring in the conference. She was averaging 18.2 points and 8 rebounds this season.
Nyara Sabally, Oregon: Sabally has helped the Ducks get back near the top of the conference. She is averaging 12.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season.
Aleah Goodman, Oregon State: Goodman is one of the stars on Oregon State. She finished in the top five in scoring with 16.8 points per game during the regular season. She also owns a 52.6% shooting percentage from three-point range, which is tops in the Pac-12.